As you learned, earlier in this tutorial, Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) are used by indexers to describe articles for MEDLINE records. The MeSH Database is like a thesaurus that enables you to explore this vocabulary. It allows you to:
- Locate and select MeSH terms, (Headings, Subheadings, & Publication Types); Supplementary Concept terms (Substance Names) and Pharmacological Action terms for PubMed searching.
- See the definition and other helpful information for a MeSH term.
- Display MeSH terms in the hierarchy, and discover what terms are included in automatic explosion.
Last Reviewed: November 17, 2019